Please note there are two editions. This is the mini-edition of 32 pages. Full edition is 160 pages.
Bencher L'chu N'ran'nah Egalitarian Traditional MINI EDITION 32 pages edited by Barry Dov Walfish, Mark Frydenberg, and Aviva Richman.
L'chu N'ran'nah is an egalitarian traditional bencher with an alternative edge: It is true to traditional Hebrew texts but ready to adjust language when necessary to address the diversity of contemporary Jewish life in matters of gender and belief. The book is fully egalitarian, with a gender-neutral translation and equal ritual status for men and women. It is rich in explanations, insightful commentary, and inclusive liturgical alternatives for celebration, thanks, and prayer.
What makes this bencher special?
It is easy to use and fully-transliterated. The book features an attractive three-column format with parallel transliteration, Hebrew text, and English translations to enable everyone to participate and engage with the words they are singing or reciting.
It is fully egalitarian and inclusive. Women and men have equal status in all aspects of the liturgy, including invocations, family blessings, recalling our ancestors (including the matriarchs), wedding blessings. Within the text, alternatives to the traditional text are indicated in square brackets.
It has a contemporary, faithful, gender-neutral translation. This bencher uses gender-neutral translations when translating masculine Hebrew pronouns, God's name, or pronouns referring to God.
It is scholarly. An attempt is made to produce as accurate a Hebrew text as possible, even if this means deviating occasionally from the standard Hebrew text found in most benchers. Explanatory notes point to biblical and rabbinic sources and explain difficult passages.
What's inside the mini-edition?
Same 3-way linear layout (Hebrew, English, and transliteration on the same line) as the full version. Contains full Birkat, abbreviated Birkat, and Sheva Brachot.
* Barry Dov Walfish is a Judaica Librarian and scholar of Medieval Biblical Exegesis and Karaism. He is the author or editor of numerous articles and books in these and other areas of Jewish Studies. He is a longtime havurahnik and one of the editors of Siddur Chaveirim kol Yisraeil (Hoboken, N.J., 2000).
* Mark Frydenberg is a past chair of the National Havurah Committee, a creative liturgist, and the main editor of Siddur Chaveirim kol Yisraeil (Hoboken, N.J., 2000).
* Aviva Richman is a Jewish educator who has studied at the Pardes Kollel, the Drisha Scholars� Circle and Yeshivat Hadar. She is a lifetime participant in the havurah movement.
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